Since 2013, I have designed and taught numerous courses both at Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, ON) and Trent University (Peterborough, ON). In the current term (F2019) at Trent, I am teaching a first year course, Introduction to Media Studies, a second year course, Introduction to Film: What is Cinema?, and a fourth year Digital Media Lab. Though my priority is to develop pedagogies in communications and critical media studies, I have also taught diversely, in humanities, film, global studies/IDS, and sociology.
In a fourth year course, Contemporary Topics in Media Studies, I have introduced a number of experiential learning evaluation models, including peer assessment, peer-review publishing, event organizing, and technology-enhanced learning:
My 2016-2017 cohort in Contemporary Topics were invited to submit their research papers on critical media infrastructure to Mediapolis: Journal of Cities and Culture, in the inaugural issue of their Student Voices column.
My 2018-19 cohort in Contemporary Topics created a conference entitled Spatial Mediations and Beyond. According to their description, the conference sought to explore “alternative perspectives on media, analyses on personal interactions in the ‘real’ world, hierarchical paradigms moving towards the future, and governing practices mediated through online spaces.”